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to their seats, including the man expected to be the next secretary of state, john kerry, from massachusetts. if they seem dressed fairly lightly, there are some regional -- there's john mccain, dianne feinstein, there's some regional heaters in that area. there are blankets provided, as we heard. andrea mitchell is there. we'll keep alternating between this camera and the white house doorway so we don't miss a thing. and andrea, you're seeing the senate leadership fill in. >> yeah. just as senator kerry is coming in and some of the other senators, let me give you an idea of the schedule. there will be a change of power at the state department, as you know, on wednesday of this week. hillary clinton is going before the senate and the house. she's going to be here today in her role both as a former first lady and as the secretary of state. she's going to be testifying on benghazi on wednesday. on thursday before the committee that he chairs still, senator kerry will be introduced by secretary clinton for his confirmation hearing. we're told then that the vote on senator kerry as secretary of
broadly, on national security, we will enter the beginning of confirmation hearings for john kerry as secretary of state, chuck hagel as secretary of defense. consideration of our military strategy, our military spending, how we project american power as we complete a winding down of the war in afghanistan. it is really going to be the end of a post-9/11 period in national security policy, with the policy going for it from there still unsettled. guest: the will still be a focus on the issues of national security, what just happened in algeria, the issue of al qaeda not being as weak a forceful as president obama campaign on. i think republicans will point that out. if we lost american lives again last week. so what are we doing to keep al qaeda at bay? that will be part of the discussion during the confirmation hearings and certainly with mrs. clinton's appearance tomorrow. host: on the issue of foreign policy, what will be president obama's legacy? where will the focus in his second term? guest: looking back over the first term, he did wind down the war in iraq. he's in the proces
of state, john kerry, and chuck hagel, which he has gone a lot of flak for it, to the secretary of defense? >> those are promising choices. john kerry may finally liberate himself with a push from chuck a goal. they are going to have to take on the military-industrial complex and reduce those mass of weapons systems that were designed for a soviet-peristyle hostility like the f-22 and nuclear subs. they're going have to cut the military budget down from its $800 billion, and get out of afghanistan and iraq. and whether they have the chemistry and the political fortitude to do so, it remains to be seen. but i think they are a better choice than their predecessors. i think john kerry will be better than hillary clinton, who had to be macho all the time. and panetta, chuck hagel will be better than panetta, who was kind of a fill in. and spent weekends back in california where he really wants to retire. there is a little promise there. but again, it requires the resurgence of mass demonstrations in washington this spring to develop a convergent policy from the militarization of foreign-policy
in algeria, and she will make what may be her final appearance on capitol hill today to introduce john kerry at his confirmation hearing. he is likely to be asked how he'd address those threats as the next secretary of state. >> mar gren brgaret brennan, th >>> david ig nair shus wrote on this. good morning. >> good morning. >> she answered the questions and asked to put this behind her. >> she gave a good account. it was an intense session. thing on the sound bite we'll remember, secretary clinton asking what difference does it make knowing exactly how this happened. i think it does make a difference, and the reason is it's clear in hindsight that the united states simply didn't know enough about what was happening in benghazi on the day that these four americans were killed. the intelligence wasn't good, the security wasn't good. the plip low mats failed. there's a deep obligation on the department to do it better. so i think that position will persist. it's got to be fixed. >> the secretary will take responsibility. not only that she'll make sure the recommendations are enacted and that t
senator clinton will testify before the senate with the kerry confirmation coming right behind. there will be a lot of focus on the state department and the systems and the internal accountabilities and, it feels to me, like a lot of this was because of just a state department that is stovepiped. it is almost full of sclerosis and unable to attend to the issues of security and make decisions that need to be made in this regard. i think you know --. bill: but with that, to that regard, senator. >> okay. bill: there seems to be this constant theme about folks in washington wanting to know whether or not she was aware on the decision-making as to whether or not adequate security was in place in benghazi. >> right. bill: is that not the heart of this? >> i don't think there is any question she will be asked that especially with some of the cables we've all known about from chris stevens and some of the concerns and the fact, you know, the first thing that people up here want to talk about, bill, is money. that is the very first thing that came out of the arb. that was really disurg
introducing john kerry at his confirmation hearing. he is likely to be asked how he would handle those threats as the next secretary of state. >> margaret brennan thank you. "washington post" columnist david ignatius had written extensively about the engazie attacks. good morning. >> good morning, charlie. >> we begin with the questions, whether secretary of state took responsibility, answered all the questions and put this behind her? >> she gave a good account of herself, she gave as good as she got. it was an intense session. i think on the sound bite that we'll remember secretary clinton asking what difference does it make? knowing exactly how this happened. i think it does make a difference, and the reason is it's clear in hindsight the united states simply didn't know enough about what was happening in benghazi on the day that these four americans were killed. the intelligence wasn't good the diplomatic security wasn't good, efforts to fix it had failed, and in that sense, secretary clinton is taking responsibility but there is a deep obligation in the de
we'll see john kerry's big confirmation hearing coming up. that will be critical as well as secretary clinton coming to the hill to talk about benghazi. so sort of the next term key roles will begin to unfold as we see confirmation hearings actually beginning in just a matter of days now. spl >> very busy time. kelly o'donnell in washington, thanks so much. jim, anything more to say about manti te'o? one more chance. >> you guys have hit him hard enough. i do think it's one of the most fas nacinating sports stories. you mentioned lance armstrong is one hell of a happy guy today because he doesn't look like the biggest fool in sports. >> good point. >> thanks. >>> coming up next -- unravel -- >> seriously, how many imaginary girlfriends did he have? >> manti? >> no, vandehei. >> oh, jim. >> he claims to be married to a woman named autumn. we're not sure. >> do we have any proof? >> gorgeous. someone sent me a picture. >> someone document this for us. >> it seems kind of impossible. >> you notice they're never together. >>> we're going right to the source in our next segment to unravel
. i think he's put together potentially a very good team. i think kerry and hagel and brennan and in a curious way now as the presidential adviser, but his very much interest in affairs with a team that's going to focus more on the problems on the ground. that is to say basic fundamental strategic challenges that are confronting us. mrs. clinton was terrific. i like her. i respect her. she was enormously energetic. but she had more of a visionary agenda, global warming, global problems, suffering, injustice, jends jendser gender issues, rheau is rights. >> all extremely important. >> but if we don't deal with the problems confronting us right now, we'll never get to dealing with the big problems in the end. so i am hoping that this new team will really address serious problems that obama didn't finish addressing. >> the theory of the case for this new team now because the reality is that we're going through a transition into a post-superpower world. we are still a superpow er, but there comes a point where we're not. and if you study obama and look at him, he wants to avoid wa
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